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Soames Lane Trust v. Gonzalez (In re Soames Lane Trust)

Citation: 
United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit, BAP No. CC-16-1042-FDKu (Aug. 8, 2016)
Ruling: 
Judicial estoppel precluded a debtor that had argued in response to a motion to convert or dismiss its case that it was a business trust eligible to file for bankruptcy protection from subsequently arguing that the case should be dismissed ...
Judge(s): 
Faris, Dunn & Kurtz
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Privitera v. Curran

Citation: 
BAP No. MW 15-051
Ruling: 
Order dismissing dischargeability adversary proceeding affirmed.
Judge(s): 
Lamoutte, Deasey (author) and Cary
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Kaler v. Slominski (In re Keeley)

Citation: 
Kaler v. Slominski (Case No. 15-2405)
Ruling: 
The Eighth Circuit Court of appeals affirmed the decision of the BAP that the bankruptcy court had incorrectly calculated the setoff awarded to the debtor's land lease tenant for improvements he had made to the land but affirmed the court's ...
Judge(s): 
Smith, Colloton, and Gritzner
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Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, Jr. (In the Matter of Ritz, Jr.)

Citation: 
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 14-20526
Ruling: 
Following the Supreme Court decision in Husky International Electronics Inc. v. Ritz, the Fifth Circuit made a so-called Erie guess by holding that a transfer made with actual intent to defraud under the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act satisfies the ...
Judge(s): 
STEWART, Chief Judge, and KING and ELROD, Circuit Judges.
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Rivera v. Orange Country Probation Dept. (In re Rivera)

Citation: 
-- F.3d -- (9th Cir. 2016)
Ruling: 
The Ninth Circuit reversed the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, which had affirmed the bankruptcy court's denial of Maria Rivera ("Debtor") motion for sanctions against Orange County Probation Department ("Orange County") post-discharge collection efforts. The obligation to Orange County is not ...
Judge(s): 
Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, and Kim McLane Wardlaw, Circuit Judges, and Mark W. Bennett, District Judge.
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